Author: Laura Falin

Laura is a freelance writer in Colorado. She has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves hiking, paddle boarding, camping, and snowboarding, and she has run exactly one marathon. She now lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband and four children. They love exploring the state and the rest of the U.S., usually by car, and they are pros at 20-hour road trips.
Is Denver Safe? (Honest Safety Facts & Tips for 2022)

Is Denver Safe? (Honest Safety Facts & Tips for 2022)

Denver is a beautiful city silhouetted against the dramatic Rocky Mountains. But with the pandemic and rapid population growth, many people are wondering “is Denver safe to visit?”. It’s true that the crime rate in Denver has increased in recent years, with both property crime and violent crime above the national average in America. However,…

31 Best Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado (in 2022)

31 Best Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado (in 2022)

Most people think of Breckenridge, Colorado as a ski town (and they should – it’s one of the most visited ski resorts in the state). But there are so many more fun things to do in Breckenridge besides its world-class ski resort. In winter, there are tons of outdoor activities like snowmobiling, fat tire biking,…

Where to Stay in Breckenridge (Best Areas & Hotels)

Where to Stay in Breckenridge (Best Areas & Hotels)

Deciding where to stay in Breckenridge, Colorado is a key part of planning an unforgettable trip to this stunning mountain town. Though many people go to Breckenridge to ski the days away, there’s a whole lot more to this destination than just the wildly popular ski resort! Choosing a hotel will depend on your travel…

Where to Stay in Buena Vista (Best Areas & Hotels)

Where to Stay in Buena Vista (Best Areas & Hotels)

Buena Vista is a lesser-known Colorado mountain town, especially among people visiting from outside Colorado. It doesn’t have a ski resort in-town, or even all that close by, but that means that you’ll find more affordable options when staying in Buena Vista. Fortunately, there are many fun things to do in Buena Vista, including many…

21 Best Things to Do in Buena Vista (in 2022)

21 Best Things to Do in Buena Vista (in 2022)

Buena Vista is a Colorado destination known for its spectacular whitewater rafting in summer, but you will also find many fun things to do in Buena Vista without having to wear a lifejacket. In this article, I’ll break down all the best activities for summer and winter.  Like many Colorado destinations in the mountains, Buena…

Where to Stay in Leadville (Best Areas & Hotels)

Where to Stay in Leadville (Best Areas & Hotels)

Leadville is a quirky little Colorado mining town that’s actually the highest incorporated city in North America! You’ll find lots of fun activities in Leadville, from museums to learn about the area’s rowdy history to outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and more.  If you’re visiting Leadville, you may want to consider staying in Leadville for…

27 Best Things to Do in Leadville, CO (in 2022)

27 Best Things to Do in Leadville, CO (in 2022)

Leadville, Colorado in Lake County is one of my favorite Colorado gems because it’s quirky and not too fancy. There’s no big resort-y ski area. Leadville offers comfortable places to stay, but there aren’t any 5-star hotels like there are in nearby Vail or Breckenridge. Leadville has a wild history involving bars, brothels, and brawling…

Where to Stay in Boulder, Colorado (Best Areas for Visitors)

Where to Stay in Boulder, Colorado (Best Areas for Visitors)

Boulder is a beautiful city to explore in Colorado offering tons of fun activities for visitors. Whether you’re an avid outdoor adventurer who wants to climb a mountain or a foodie who wants to try the hottest restaurant, you’ll find plenty to do here!  If you’re staying within the Boulder city limits for the first…

23 Fun Things to Do in Denver With Kids (By a Local Mom)

23 Fun Things to Do in Denver With Kids (By a Local Mom)

Whether you’re looking to visit Denver on a family vacation with kids, or you’re a local looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place!  Thanks to great museums like the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Children’s Museum, parks like City Park, Elitch’s amusement park, and so much more, there’s plenty of…

17 Best Things to Do in Castle Rock, Colorado

17 Best Things to Do in Castle Rock, Colorado

Shh! Castle Rock is one of Colorado’s better-kept secrets! It’s situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, so it provides easy access to both places. But with its beautiful views, shopping, and outdoor activities, there are plenty of things to do in Castle Rock without ever leaving town! Whether you’re looking for a unique night out,…

19 Fun Hikes Near Boulder, Colorado (Easy to Expert)

19 Fun Hikes Near Boulder, Colorado (Easy to Expert)

As soon as you set eyes on Boulder, it’s obvious it’s a great place for hiking! You can explore the Flatirons (those flat red rocks that jut into the sky in the background), along with plenty of lakes, streams, and other mountain trails.  Boulder is also only an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park, so…

25 Fun Day Trips from Boulder, Colorado (for 2022)

25 Fun Day Trips from Boulder, Colorado (for 2022)

Boulder is one of my favorite cities in Colorado. The views and the vibe are awesome. But one of the best things about the city is its strategic location, which provides a huge variety of nearby attractions that can be easily enjoyed via day trips from Boulder. Whether you’re a local or just visiting Boulder,…

41 Best Places to Visit in Colorado in 2022 (By a Local!)

41 Best Places to Visit in Colorado in 2022 (By a Local!)

If you’re planning a trip to Colorado, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many amazing places to visit in Colorado!  Most people think of Colorado as one of the best places to visit for skiing and snowboarding, and they aren’t wrong. The Centennial State sports awesome resorts and great…